The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office has issued a clarification of the victim’s name and gender that was fatally shot Sept. 12 at a private residence at 159 Jacoby St., Maplewood, according to a statement they released on Sept. 13.
The victim’s legal name is Victoria Carmen White, 28, of Newark.
Authorities said following an examination by the medical examiner and further investigation, it was confirmed that the victim was a post-operative transgender female having undergone sex reassignment surgery.
The victim’s birth certificate was legally changed from James White to Victoria Carmen White, authorities said.
According to the statement, “The case is under active investigation. No other information is currently available.”
— Christina Hernandez